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GM Stands Firm, Refuses To Share Chevy Volt Secrets With China
GM Stands Firm, Refuses To Share Chevy Volt Secrets With China

It's common for people to cite China as a nation bent on world domination at the expense of the environment. After all, how many articles were written about the massive (and massively failed) cleanup of Beijing prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics, or the devastation wrought by the Three Gorges Dam?...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Files For Bankruptcy Protection; Will China Save The Day?

Saab has had more than its share of troubles the past few years, and the company's failing finances have been headline fodder for weeks. So it should come as no surprise that earlier today, the company filed for "voluntary reorganization" with the District Court in Vänersborg, Sweden. Critics...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
China Halfheartedly Clamps Down On Government Car Perks

When it comes to political leaders who work the system for their own benefit, the United States hardly has a monopoly. In China, being a government official practically entitles you to a free car, free maintenance, and in some cases, all the government money you can embezzle via phony service...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X Aero
Saab Forms Joint Venture With Youngman To Develop New Models

There’s a lot of paperwork and contracts being couriered between China and Sweden these days, and we’re not quite sure what to make of it all. After an announcement earlier this month that contracts between Swedish Automobile and investors Pang Da and Youngman had become binding, the...Read More»

Chevy Cruze Transformers Edition
The Bumblebee Chevy Cruze: For Transformer Fans On A Budget

Love the Transformers movie franchise, but lack the budget for a Transformers Edition Bumblebee Camaro? Depending upon where you live, you may be in luck: GM has launched a limited edition Bumblebee Cruze, but the car is only available to customers in the Chinese market. We’re not sure what...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
J.D. Power: Chinese Avoid Chinese Car Brands (But Love GM)

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned a survey that showed Americans' growing dissatisfaction with domestic brands. On the other side of the Pacific, there's a similar story to tell in China's burgeoning, booming auto market. According to a recent study from J.D. Power, Chinese shoppers are wary of...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Returns From The Brink Of Collapse With 3 New Models

To say that Saab has had a tough time the past couple of years is like saying that Alaska is slightly chilly in the winter. Since the recession hit in 2008, Saab has teetered on the brink of collape, but fans will be happy to know that a new infusion of cash has put the company back on its feet...Read More»

Traffic in China
Slowing Auto Sales Prompts New Chinese 'Cash for Clunkers'

China is currently the world’s largest auto market, but even Chinese consumers have a limit to their disposable income. After years of double-digit growth that attracted automakers from around the world, China’s auto sales fell 14 percent from April to May. That’s prompted Chinese...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X Aero
Report: Saab To Resume Production On May 27

Reports from Sweden indicate that Saab will return to limited production on Friday, May 27, thanks to a cash infusion from Chinese auto distributor Pangda. Saab will ramp up production slowly, with a goal of producing 100 cars on Friday instead of the usual 230 to 240 vehicles produced...Read More»

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Saab Future Uncertain Again As Spyker's China Deal Collapses

Yesterday, Saab looked potentially through the worst of its troubles, with a new wave of funding—enough to give the struggling automaker a comfort zone—waiting in the wings. But a day later, Saab Automobile looks like it could possibly go the way of the Hummer. Last year, a deal with...Read More»

Chevy Cruze T plays a giant game of Pac Man
In China, The Chevy Cruze T Plays A Giant Game Of Pac-Man

It's no secret that China is the world's biggest auto market. Thanks to Beijing's more capitalist-friendly ways, a strong national economy, and a growing middle class, car ownership in China is on the rise. (Cash-for-Clunkers-esque government subsidies haven't hurt, either.) The problem is, despite...Read More»

BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
China Predicts Five Million Electric Cars on Its Roads by 2020

Five million electric cars on the road in China by 2020? That's the plan from the Chinese central government. According to the China Car Times, it is not a difficult project at all. Five million cars in the next ten years works out to about 200,000 vehicles a year, and it gives the Chinese...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet New Sail hatchback, sold in China
Chinese-Made Cars Edge Closer to the United States, Via GM

The U.S. auto industry has long feared an onslaught of cheap cars from Chinese brands like Chery, Geely, and BYD. But it's more likely that established global automakers will be the first ones to bring Chinese-made cars to the Americas. The United States market poses tricky political problems for...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today in Car News: American Resurgence, Car Chargers and David Byrne

Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Jeep Grand Cherokee: America's automakers may have won back their place in the consideration queue. [New York Times] Electric cars might be the hot topic this week, but automakers still have low expectations for sales. [CNet] Ecotality and Coulomb Technologies say...Read More»

2011 Coda Sedan, final production version
Today in Car News: Electric Car Adopters, China and Survolt

Americans are ready to buy electric cars--but that pesky pricetag gets in the way. [NielsenWire] Should you pay attention to these automotive brands? There are only ten of them--but aren't there only 38 brands total anyway? [CNNMoney] Longtime Jaguar managing director Mike O'Driscoll will retire...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
What's On the Horizon for Volvo?

Now that it's owned by Geely and not by Ford, what's in the future for Swedish automaker Volvo? One thing is certain--change is coming, now that the automaker is no longer owned by Ford. After acquisition this past summer by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China, it’s no longer a given what...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Alan Mulally: Lincoln Is Going Global

Ford Motor Company and its CEO Alan Mulally have had plenty of news to share with the folks at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. The biggest attention-getter so far may have been the unveiling of the stunning 2012 Ford Focus ST, but Mulally himself is causing a stir with his talk of broadening Lincoln's...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
General Motors Makes Campaign Donations As IPO Nears

During its bankruptcy and restructuring last year, General Motors suspended all giving to political campaigns. It was the right thing to do for a number of reasons, but perhaps most importantly, it was a PR move: GM needed to show the world that it was using every dollar at its disposal to improve...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Today in Car News: Audi TT RS, Honda CR-Z, and Saturn Redux

We've told you it's coming--now Audi confirms the TT RS is coming to America. [PRNewswire] Toyota thinks the 2011 Honda CR-Z is on to something, and might want a sporty hybrid coupe of its own. [AutoblogGreen] While it deals with recall aftermath, Toyota now says its "black boxes" may not indicate...Read More»

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